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Death of young child shows danger anesthesia poses to children

When a child dies, it’s always a tragedy not only for the parents but for the community as well. But when a child dies because of someone else’s negligence, grief is oftentimes accompanied by anger and the gut-wrenching question, “Could anything have been done to prevent the tragedy?”

How do You Prove Medical Malpractice Involving Spinal Anesthesia?

During many surgical treatments like bariatric surgery in New York hospitals, spinal anesthesia has to be administered to the patient. Spinal anesthesia is generally administered with a needle, thus there is some risk of injuring a patient during the injection process.

Medical Malpractice Law Dealing with Anesthetic Toxicity

Although anesthesia is crucial for surgical success, an overdose of anesthesia can lead to life-threatening conditions for a patient. The anesthetists are usually expected to be knowledgeable about the various types of anesthesia, the required dosage, and the rates of injection-for the anesthesia to work accurately during surgery.

Medical Malpractice Anesthesia Allergies

Anesthesia is administered to reduce pain and anxiety during and after surgery. However, it is very important to administer anesthesia cautiously keeping in view the health status of the patient. It is the job of anesthesiologist to assess the health condition of the patient, know about the existing allergies or other medical conditions, and accordingly decide the dosage of an anesthetic drug.